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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1919. NME
1. H. PIllS CLAIMS
OPTION HAD [XPIR[D
More Light is Thrown on
0ne of lDefielulints inl Stilt 11routt
Anl ist, 'lin1ton 4 itClizenis to Force
Execetion of Options ('1lis that lie
nlts L'ivlilled Ills Prt of the .Aeree.
The Advertiser has been handed tile
folowing by .\Ir. Johnli I. Pitts, of Clinl
toll, with a request for Its publication:
Editor The Advertiser:
Your issue of July 3m carried an
article at head of first colmtimo on first
page entitled "lBuilding Operations
Delayed at Clinton."
In this article it Is stated that In
order to facilitate the erection of tle
buildings for the home for the feeble
mindedi near 'Clinton suilts had been
commenced against me and another
to force execution of options alleged
to have betn given some time ago. The
further statemelit is inade, "A few
monuths ago messrs. litts anil Cope
land signified their uniiwillinguess to
allow the options to. lie executed and
it Is understood that their act ion has
held up tlie l ans of the board." The
latter statement is made without qual
flication and does me an injtstice, I
While I (o not care toI have tile stilt
against me tried inl ti iew:spaper's,
still I feel that t is duo to me that I
make the stAteenietit that the option
given by tme failed throlluhl no faulit
of inio, but wn account of its terms
lot be ing complied with by the other
party. I was always willing to carry
out the option as long as it was in ox
1stiel(e. and whle interested parties
allowed It to expire without cotiplyglu
with Its terms. it is entirely itufair
for the charoge to te made that I was
unwilling to comply with it, and that
a sitit is necessary to force m to com
lily. I am ready to mcel any issie
made in lie proper tribunal, and T
protest a gainst such statlieilts as
-hose r e 'iret to in your article, vs
pecially after stilt broutli. whereby
ii .lndatei i'l relid0.ti !'' may he arous
eil a luinst im- ini tih mind o 1the imh
lic w.ho ar, n11t iynall the facts.
7M.% opotionl w "'k-iv n to exjrte on 14 1
t1-obe Ist, 1.11,4n at thik late day,
at' r a lon 2 fail:ure to comliitly wilti it4
rms on the airt of fite t'irson1.4 to
whom 11 wa- given it is unkir 1.ta
I .,0iould he u1 it in he wron blefoie
till Iublic, and before a heain iua s
granlted me. They failed to ta1m1th
lani1d. I dhI o: refuo ) lo lot tn-Il I have
it, uInil loni' after the option x ired
wlieni they t rih to buty at a higher
I will ask shat you give tlis letter
the same losition ill youiri next issue
that you gave to thle atile r'eferrtdi
to; and wIll ask that thle Clinton
ChronIcle tublish it also as it ('at'
ietd In this weeok's issue a lottler sign
ed "J"1, referring to lthe same matte r
hou gh no nam ies were eallIedi.
Very truly yoturs,
Clinton,. 5. C., Atig. 1. 1919.
The fellowig is a copy of the al
leged opt Ion as fturnishied by Mir.
P1Its antd as is also iciludd in lie
compillaIint of the plaintIffs:
I agr ee to est abl ishlines andii furnii
Ish soun id tIlels protilpy a fteri sale.
Forl v'alute r'eied (adv'ert islig,
etc.) I hieeby place the foliwinig de
ser'ihedt prloperlty to wvit: (P' n acs Ia ml
near' Cliniton In I ,aurenis Coilnt y,
boundted oni Notrth by RI. .\. Tboageic
East by II. (Colplandi, Soithli by Atirs.
Site Pitts, West biy It. Copoland, wIthl
W. MT. Sittierel. B rokotr, ftrom Auiguist
2(1, 1915, unttil Se'potmbtr I. 1915. and
auth oril/I him to sell saiId tprortly
in. terml: ('ash; anid ini t'an' a Fall'
Is miade by~ hihi, or anyotne elue. dluri
ing the lIfe of this conitract, I terve
to toter til appli'ant s for the Iier
ly tar- sad \\'. .\. Sumterlel, Iioker,. a nd
rendrl him all I le assIstance and In
,1. II. P ITT'S, (Soal)
WV iness my hantd and seal,
R. 11. I IATTOf(N, Witniess.
Trhe conteti on of the pdlintiffs, as
giathiered ft'om theIr 'ompilaint, Is Eliat
'thie plaInt iffs duly accepted the 0lotin
In writinug Ithree datys after It was gIv
en and thaI the defendant executed
and donlnted a deed with the chair
SECTIONAL 3A.SS 31EnNos
FOR HAPTIST C.1P.\1(N
Sectiona 3nss 31leetings to be [(.11
III it Lteast Flie (ities and Sialler
Greinville, Aug. .-arge sectional
mass meetings of ratists o ouIth
7arolina are to be held in I0ober and
Noveiberl in at least five cities, to be
addrc5e1ssd by 'such faimous BIaptists as
Dr. Gorge W. Tructt, of Dallas, Texas,
and .\r. .\L. I. \\olf, a laymnal nvember
of the Southe.rni laipt ist Convention
Calmainn Coiission, in the ilter.t
of thell, aptist 7i7 .\illion Campaiign to
be bhl Nov. :,o to Dec. 7. In making
a t11011 1netut I ol these plans lire to
day at state calipaigLI leadiiiuarters,
Publicity Director I'homas J. Watts
stated that. ill addilioll to these sec
tional nass meetings, inany local gath
erings are to be held and adhdressed by
Portr-Alinute .\en. Blelween 2,51) and
5,000 laymen of the state, Rev. Watts
stated, will be appointed as Four
MIinute .Men to speak oi imany andi va
tiouls oceasions inl behalf of the drive.
South Carolilia's quota inl ti' cam
paigl is five and a half millions.
MEETING OF FARIMEIS.
Farmers to 31 1ut Here Next Tuesday
to Perfie lan11s for Secu ri1u' Cotton
A mass miet ifng of farmrms and olh
I business mnen has been called by
County Agent .\. 1). loort to meet in
the court holtse Tuesday. tile 1th, at
I t o'clock for the piirpose of porfet
in! plans of organIi ization nicessary
in bacllir t hl 1lie work of the ':overn
mlent cotton v'rader. inl lte countly tis,
fall and winter.
Mir. MoorC states that speakers from
Clemson Collve and WashintIon,
who arc filiair with I he govern
ni-ll's 1lan of assistin1 i grading
and marketin1 cotton lhave been1 itn
vitled to addreivss this iass meeting,
and Ie, Ir'I everyoe10 interested in
gress i ve( county in South Carolina, to
makina La:trens ountly the ny t pro
it. T. Wilson liny s,
Ri. T. Wilson, suplerinitendoint of eu
cation. has bought hIlie 11. L. Clardy
hilnu-alow on Churllc street no\w occ(ul
pied iby Mr. Iough. Mr. Wilson ex
pet s to take pmssessiont as soon as
i . lIlouilh is able to find anoth r
place. Tb. deal was lmade throlehii
1'. M. Wolff, who also rellorls tiI, sale
(, a lot !diofli or Ii Mr. lo"S D.)Vio l n"
tI .lr. -'rs l 'IIIl wi hto \% Ii toIvil ij
bui It ian i arlly datle.
C1'1a1111 Walssonl Dvend.
Cafundo Waoln, of it . th lrdbhip
thation. ldis ue d Cimia la' eekIi
avd I his ody carried alt lo I-'ihedship
huryin g .Iond for hurial. Dath fol
l111 It tee rvou s frel'lown thouta
to have beo1en de edto worry id1fl over
wsork dri the illness of yhite a tcl.
r. Sam Wasson. who died rwvral
a'nl (of the comnuniltef. in C ilmn. but1
til ireld Iio di forb him. si Thre
wasi liun ins the iltl toth ('i1lrd andi
that, Ai'! Pitts refused nltod 0t'
tav tisl remeied allVlthogh he ouhli
havle ldoneils andeg that aly hwae
Commysitte Itisa~ andhe atlleaed that
fllthe dee lndrced by the d1(1 hnat
wasr ntit sarrestl statdo ad tita
new deied(( wiasdease fo be drawn on
.\nrd heli walrhugsh In' baut the
r. fxeyll, an eliverat omlii liiony
The plai'nffs lall itlige i that e he
fu.ls lite ahrmn on11 2' thu an
.\r Pts ae that the wasl firsiftt
April 1.it-u, lthou lt he had tzaked
t.\ir. Bod,18 lhi-maniae of lintion
ennuithteI, tin referce2~(( i tn ('ittevera
Inimts prellnt a datli and t hemtti
noilletd \. odeind eur ithcat he1
wan thn t ae c hardetetf theI hid
glad toa ghe dIleapl asl liof l)f.3(
The110 Avrlitoer, aofstcre.I is nl
as thatl ill th e deeldedni colted ort.
Triustees lesolve to 3ake Com1pulsory
Selool Atteltulalnce Law11V I'Meetive at
ileginning of' mhe soiIl0i Term.
That. the comn ptilsory school atetend
anc( lawv is to be inade effective in
11turens county during tie first fouir
months of Ihe schol term was (ecieid
11p1on at a meetIng of school trustees
Iebt \\'elisdlavy when the Imatter Was
tihorolluhly <lisclssed Vith Cuiperiln
Iltnilent of Illuenltiol Swearingen, whl
was rsent .\r. Swir, earingen saidl
lit he stalt board of vluentilion hanl
s) rCioTimtenlied atil that hlie vel
it withi lithe scope of io I rustees to
elnforce tills provision kinler the gIn
(ral iaws giving thenit the oversight of
Some Oi)ect 5ions were raised to the
resolution onl the grounds or its legal
ily and because iany chiilren were
iieeled on the. farmll at. that season of
the year. I toweVer, Ihe collseinsus of
opinion was in favor of the resolution
antid some objections were OVeIcome
when it was stated that. tile attenlanci
ollicet wolti ll have the right to defer
tile timlie Of attendance for gooid aiu
.Mr. S wearigl.en made an addrtess
principally devoted to an expositioll
of the icomu lisory school Iaws. Ie).
1). T. Kinard was also present and
lItade a talk aluig simiilar lines, ex
plainiing Ihe object of the act. and giv
Ing the view pin)1)t of tihe legislators as
to its ( sril-.0fiiity. .liss .linnie W l
lave. in charge of the illitracy camt
lpaiun iln this cotinty, was also preset
alnd lol of thec plan., for*umm
schools Flor ad'luts anl tflged the ;il
Vanla'a o piuhing hils work durin-i
thi ri'nahi lelr of ihe st umer.
Itl I T ,IST l'S O IIt.T I
I'i?'i)res ( ( On i ts i Didsriluitioni
oif 1n1 !luwl (4 b liii ill ('Im
Grevle S. C.. August 7. Of
[ho live and a h:lf m Illillions whhi-h
80oull1 Varltina Itists 11la!n lo raise
In the llaptil 7. .illioi i 'ampaign
Noaveibr :t1 to )eeemiber 7, $2,125,
f i will go 'o iissiions, 8-'.:; o
edlucntion awlf $0500 o bnvli
ae ,rdtlg to t 111,1an of dlivisions ai.
n o in e(,I :it state Ihe'I(iarters l-rc
oda y. The ta t e dircto srs, Dr. W. I,.
liciiuix and Dr. ('harles..\. .ones, Im
'in i/er. Ir. \\'. ...\lt lothin, aind
flo l' iMi' ' Il ree hr Ia~ 'I -. .1
the organization fOr ih, ra~n inT ofhis
fu1 in lim 'alIiit .! . anl a e
h vo inw hi r tin -~ rl' t
Of Ih,- prio n n m-m eh
, i wil! , , wnt oln hoi l- 11i0
:oles lo Christian elucn til)I a id $100.
11011 to m oinitOirial du t2hion. ()f the
total for betnevolnce. S12:,0110 will he
u1Sed at thelorpaae -11;41,100 at the!
lln Oolil'ntihon is iltot dliri ii a.; tol
Soti d~le instit ut ions . . . . 12l,l6t7
I oa rd of Eduta ion), Curr' ent
wvork........ ......... ...... Stt,t0ttt
i'l inrman l'iverisity ....... 75,000t
Greenvi lle. \oman's (Coillege 2011.000u
'otker ('ollego.... ...........2 0,000
I a lt ist Academnies........... Iis,I0;
Grtouniid ws brokenl .\londuay morn11
it\l I. \'. I'. Ch irs on th va a . o
ii. P. .l. fit hlrss. Thf bui~iling
w r ill bei I lix lilfet of binla onltrue
ntwilltoiig im i of pressd bI an the
iitmpang, whieb slls ('hener and0
i.\lawel au01'tornbIcks. aThle an oint
enor for builn a givn1CC..I,
*I .\I *i ('1arn-1eflie iled at II ote In
31asach sets .ftev rief Ililness,
h-nox, .\lass., .\ug t. I1. \ d
Carinmie. iron mastir atnd philan
lho iist dlied hImlay ill his grWalt man
Iiin ovellookiniii a lako inl the bteat! I i0
1111 lirkshlire 1 1.-,where hv s-ougtl
scel:l -ion when bjodilyv inifirmlities over
took him andl his miind was- nukahlenetd
by 11h4 (.n'ranlce of his c.ounltry\ intio
the world war.
Ahlunta.h hw hadl hen I v f)eble
health1 for mlore thanl two years, his
final ineswas brifef-a matter of
fla.1S. \ <c\er cold (th velopedA fiuick
ty ir! b -hi za liitttnonia, the aged
patilt laptsed into uIncolsciousness
anld thle find czinoi- as Ilinnigh. it w%,e
bitt the begilhning of a doep'r sluep.
No osteation will mark the fun
(e-al of the mall who when be begal
(iLhteln years awo to give away his
miillions, was re inIterd to have the see
ontl largest fortule ill .\erica. A
simple service at tendedl only by memt
hers of t1he family and his household
will be held at thte home. Shadowbrook
0trlot'row or o\dednsilay. Thet imte
hadl not be I en limied tonlig'ht. ID
is expocled that Ilie body will be tak
In to 'Pit tsburg. the city where he laid
'lie foui ation o f his weaIlt!h, for
MI rs. it j w s at ht't liusl l'
edside inl the last hours of his life
hiltl he did not revive 511s1i(tielj tly to
twrniil of atty sil) of recogntiioil.
Ther duther..\bgart.who last
\I'ril Ina rt I la it! l ,.--.wel ill lii r,
1(f New or'ws Il i-fi l lthat iti s
5I wpa n l h i ll t, II . o11 - h\elt, i a
'.I!. and :-!ie hur1ied) from her holit
tl til lrtok. .. rivi ng a few it
ino ilt' (til -r ftatier I 1 ei i n ai.
THw G;arden -:dlo of Tih-\dr
11. .1 it :- t1 i f.
day of 11th mreOildt ba( ' i ,
wxhich he .fwenH has s It i;'df
.\li. .\lary * v !i anford
allon, (0, of1th% Tolml ('hth --irls.
IT- toniitos wre in -ying Il I
1".f, r e s , so al they couhi he us- ed
it: n-efh'd. .\ ll 11lm o lom was a cill
I'-r of line on sthat souhid r' en ill a
Namelf Ohd C'rank.
. r. .1. . . S i h 1: O
I o - a i\i t I limpa I I ) 1ini iitl N 111
1 C livI t it :4 1t' ' it 1 t.tA)t1 11 11 ('ci , ar:1
r oi ra if I t - it ' If .v n t 1,
n I V, n . . W k I i t I
\f nnlti e nwn ft wai~'s a it it si i i
I lita i l ii week ~ of th ii lp imm m of
in!- . \\ har tn It'(t!r r. tf \\'au- r1no
:lt~. a vv'oot he iof 1 i toverno ofope'
et'itin ,l''vlb-ena hi'i (ally IIw r,
as a Itilier.ctalda
1114.1 P 'ES
.\%Ill-: NOT .1 I'S I F1-:1
I'l'esi-iit wilson makeis sjpecifie. pro1.
jImiSIOs to llelile C'ost of lhin f).
--on laidi several sp lcle rpiash -
fore con eli2,s todiay ftr checking the
high Cost Of Hivin, but al. Ow sante
liite flecelarei l t r'inaut i resill s tc bl1
not. he experlvd unltil leace lilin bAsik
wore fully r-storii by ratfii alin of
the eav'' traty.
l~ Sith prhl !1s i'' ln I toih con
rI ss i lw r inl .instifi l by a h ort a w-c
of su:plilIs ouh< r mrt 't I r 'ros '
1iV1. hul were vreiued in iminy vam-"
"artiiially l i i hI-Iib rat lAy" by 'v iei
o 8lt pr a ti s l'esiil'- I i . he :;,- itd.
werP responsible in 11 lr1 e pal'rt f0or 'x.
torional e piers.
strikes, the i'res ide nt warn i a ithe
labor world, wouldi only ink'e inat
1(e1s worse and thos.e who souht. to
vinlploy thlroats were Only "preparing
their. own fstrulction." Idarers of
org1anized labor, th o resident said
he was suire woull prtetislly yiel to
seolid Sober thought.
"Illegal" and "criminal" were the
words il Presidlent isiel in charac
terizing the Inethlod by which Sone
presenlt. dlay prices have been-1 brought
It j l' nt laws. ho said , wou l bo in.
orge tially vinployed t> the liinit to
force out foo bIar ers andi nie t the
situiation so far as plossible but11 to
supplement existin statues ho speci
'ica lly u rge l t I)(- helllowin
waaml in intorytat' wi nnrm wi't
ill li r iu'ioni b lit nV '' in - ..
lr m tite v<li i , I: m i :11
han ii i im a oth in th c n a..
i ., f i 1 lmr . .iin-:.of
I oI in (f i '' - t. d tI f1 1 i
for :.rwa I. rtn--.
. I i r i h pw 11 i . 0o r t4 ii 1 4"
fro for :1 : 114' rlu . I wh :1 0 114 lc
I': b ii : i' rh < 11 ri n a w it li I .
f i tp 1i A i Ihe ll i i : ,i n i ill'
h - u ll -t r litn pric es .1 wh ich Ill -
I f141 1 1 1 (1 1 1 q ,' -( 41' I ''1' I - i ..
oty hi. a r ltoi I ( I i w Iyhan
b~ ~ ft I hIc od er
Chamber of Commerce In.
terested in Streets
TO FIND COST
.110h IIIres .\o sd n ropoitilonl
t) 11,i14l l'it3 Lor S Irel t, 11\nter* aitl
LN-111mp, umets Commlittee .\p
poiniteil to (Conf'er nillh Anotlher irot
-A lilo\'.'lwneli was inllaltu ra e(d ati, thle
nul( elin: of IIte ('lhamb.Per of Conimiierce
M\onday Iigliu to Inake pert inailint im
provelnielit; onl various streets of the
city, to toxlend water and sewerage
imiivs anl lightinlt facilities to streetA
not now stallarly served. To get the
iViovenIent uncil way a coimiittee
ContiPoset cf Messrs. William Gelder,
L1. G. I ile- and Alison Lee was ap
pointed to confer with anotlier com
tuitI-e fotnl City Conniel with the im
medialte objeet of see(ttring estilliates
flin anl ('ngine(l iS 10 1lit (OS Of
wh illiII ilnents. The tnatter was
brough-| bIfor th'0- le body Whenci .\r. .J.
P. Tolbert asked the co-oplerationl of
111k' Cl.aillibc] of ollliierce jills s~n i~
wateir al(I ew( el'-age, conlei ins tor.
1'rly .\ve nne . This coilin it i t i
alah11 . c its re 'iol i at ibt. le l re Inplr
lill,'till. : of 1 ' h'in i i-. [ I (IlI
Il ii~lii -e liit I l.ii' k - o 11 Yo' oV
::Ilieil i (ll N\. N t-i I s Iid iII Pll
l'e -il li'll nt el ( i ih. l ,i-v ,.i 'l ().
i -i a ; nit rol iviil a n0 hon ;k. ltK .
l ih ' . Ail illi i t i 1 j :; i d . .till i -
I ill. wh d lc (Ii w$a j 1 aj w cdIi l V \%:,91
he 1 r n I lnt- II;u .d i y to l :.I Tof
I-ri's 1114 n. (.1 i na1;\l- it s lj o wit coI
hil - In ol ;1 i h pay lil til - a. .
untLo ko Oni-rnk Wrk as policyt
it Ii v
I I . ; t h ,.
(I I oI n
I I' t I
trllti liha lb- ;i i-e jeisti ,iv( ).
11T1' l fi l ll t tlii'niill'.i'l ai ( tilt
' iilli ii lilt lley toI pay I ai''I it I i'
a: In i-Il the l res of th . I arI . .\lr. 11. t
li II ni i Ii iiu ill l l ef r' 1' h n
h al toiwhat he cpi-aaity a llive to
Ia for iiiae it-ef .\aI th
t (I IIH- In ilt-r a il|} . n I'~ j g ,
t i ixiwnse ifI si a i in theI leti
i 'L illi a ill fie te|| i f Weittjdi.tg
all r at' - islo Min s e ki att hatr